Cinedigm Corp., which has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Beijing, has announced its acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian rights to the Detroit-based film “Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge” from Kyyba Films in Farmington Hills and SLK Media Group, which has a presence in Detroit and Los Angeles.
The film, which is directed and produced by Emmy nominee Sam Logan Khaleghi, who was selected as Hour Detroit magazine’s Best Filmmaker for 2019, is now set to release on June 23 to DVD and streaming platforms.
“I’m truly elated to be working with the team at Cinedigm as they take the reins on our urban legend from Motown and bring it to a larger audience,” says Khaleghi. “It’s an amalgam of mystery, action, and drama with a dash of creature feature thrills.”
The movie stars Jesi Jensen (“Legends and Lies”) and Nathan Kane Mathers (brother of Marshall Mathers/Eminem) in a crime thriller about two police officers from a small town just outside of Detroit that are tasked with solving a series of mysterious murders. As evidence piles up, the officers are no longer able to deny the presence of the city’s forgotten supernatural entity, the Nain Rouge.
The film features original music from former D12 band member and platinum selling artist, Swifty McVay, who also makes an appearance in the film.
The movie was originally revealed on the red carpet last fall by Khaleghi and Paul Glantz, chairman of Emagine Entertainment Inc. in Troy, for a charity fundraiser in association with the Lake Orion Police Foundation. It followed the industry screening of “Devil’s Night” at the American Film Market.
“Director Sam Logan Khaleghi and his team have crafted a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thriller that explores the dark forces – both human and not – that leave behind a bizarre trail of murders,” says Yolanda Macias, executive vice president of acquisitions and digital sales for Cinedigm.
“Featuring a strong female lead who is also a military veteran, the film’s dramatic exploration of larger social and moral conflicts in a Detroit community adds further resonance and weight to its bone-chilling scares and truly terrifying ending.”
The deal was negotiated by Josh Thomashow, director of acquisitions at Cinedigm, with the film’s producing team, Sam Logan Khaleghi, Tel Ganesan, and Jesse Dean Crawfis.